WEP5 Contested Probate and other Court Applications

WEP5 Contested Probate and other Court Applications


This subject enables students to understand and apply the principles in relation to a range of issues which arise in contested and special grants. 

It covers the procedures and evidence required for a grant in solemn form, interim and limited grants, revocation of grants, informal and lost wills, assessment of testamentary capacity and the payment of debts and the passing of property.  It also deals with costs and estate accounts and commission.




Topics in this subject include:

  • Preventing others from obtaining grants
  • Obtaining a grant in solemn form
  • Interim and limited grants
  • Revocation of a grant
  • Proving an informal will
  • Proving a lost will
  • Issues with testamentary capacity, undue influence and fraud.
  • Costs
  • Authority of the legal personal representative
  • Payment of debts and passing of property
  • Accounts and commission



The College of Law is an Accredited Education Partner of STEP, the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. STEP has over 20,000 members across more than 80 countries from a broad range of professional backgrounds.

One subject in either the Wills and Estates major or Estate Planning major, gives you 30 Diploma Level credits towards STEP membership. If you wish to proceed to Full STEP Membership, with use of post-nominal TEP, you must have a minimum of two years’ relevant experience and successfully complete 120 Diploma Level credits, including the successful completion of any two subjects from the following list:

  • WEP1 Foundations of Wills and Estates Practice; 
  • WEP2 Law and Practice of Estates;
  • EPP1 Foundations of Estate Planning; 
  • EPP2 Superannuation. 


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